New Assamese Film ‘Marksheet’

A good number of movies in Assam are being made by first-time directors, telling personal or autobiographical stories, that somewhat reflect their upbringing and curiosities. One such film entitled ‘Marksheet’ is Ratan Sil Sarma’s debut venture as a film-maker. With a vast experience of more than 14 years in the entertainment industry, Sarma has been associated with various national and international media houses as well as notable advertising agencies. Himjyoti Talukdar, Dikhit Das and Ratan Sil Sarma produce the film told in a simple and direct way, under the banner of Enajori Talkies and HDR Creations. Himjyoti has also penned the film’s story-screenplay and dialogues.

A scene from 'Marksheet'

The story of ‘Marksheet’ revolves around a charming, playful kid Babu who dwells in his own fantastical world much to the dislike of his father who constantly rebukes him for his academic detachment. Babu fails in his half yearly examination and is filled with horror to hand over his marksheet to his dad. In a bid to escape the horror of paternal confrontation, he runs away and meets Azad, a poor kid who lives with his dumb uncle. Azad learns from Babu, the latter’s trials and troubles. He helps Babu escape to his grandmother’s home. The film captures the culminating friendship of these two innocent kids who are mesmerized by each other’s company, as their lives change forever. The key roles in the film, which has completed editing and is waiting to be released, are essayed by Aditya Malla Buzarbarua, Abhijit Choudhury, Pranami Bora, Jintu Kalita and Dibyajyoti Saikia. Music has been scored by Tarali Sarma. The promotional track has been composed by Joi Barua. Cinematography is done by Dikhit Das. A part of the movie will be completed by crowd funding, which is catching up with Assamese filmmakers in a big way. The film is edited by the director Ratan Sil Sarma himself. The film’s production controller is Gopal Mandal. Costume and makeup are by Gautam Choudhury and Priyanka Dehingia. The film is slated to be released on year-end.

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